For those who have been following his incredible tournament, Naka’s performance has been extremely entertaining. Tomorrow, he faces Wang Hao with the black pieces and is positioned to take clear first, an incredible feat in such a strong field. Say what you will about Nakamura personally, winning this tournament will induct him into the world’s elite group of players.
His draw today with Kramnik was uneventful and uninteresting, however, his win yesterday against Nepo was a delight to watch. It was a fascinating caro advance, where black was able to win a pawn and hang onto it for dear life. White had some initiative, but Naka demonstrated great technique in securing the full point.
You can follow the last round live tomorrow all over the internet- but I will be watching it on chessbomb-